A month ago, Newton Medical Center officials asked the county to up its millage from 1.2 to 1.5 to help care for ever-increasing numbers of under- and uninsured patients. The county dismissed it, citing a tight budget and a tighter timeframe. The $600,000 that the extra millage would have provided didn't come through.
A lawsuit over the cell tower denied by the Covington City Council last month isn't something the city can likely win, Mayor Ronnie Johnston said. That's why he changed his vote at Monday's council meeting to break a tie and approve a shorter version of the tower than originally requested.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday dismissed the city of Covington's request for six more members on the planned 2050 citizens' panel, quickly reaching a consensus that 13 was the number of members originally agreed upon and there was no reason to change that.
When a Loganville company's signature rollback tow truck - custom painted with blue streaks on red - was stolen in broad daylight, the employees of Leadfoot Transport took matters into their own hands.
The Covington City Council reversed a decision to deny a cell tower on Monticello Road at its Monday night meeting, voting 4-3 to approve a 169-foot tower rather than a 199-foot tower as originally proposed.
The Covington City Council decided to level the playing field or just not play when it comes to the 2050 Plan.
Newton County Chief Assessor Tommy Knight will leave the job he's held for 18 years at week's end for a position with Gwinnett County.
Missing teen Ryan Atkinson has been found and "is safe," according to Sgt. Cortney Morrison of the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing local teen.
Just last Thursday we wrapped up the 4-H year at State 4-H Congress, and now we have the first Newton 4-H meeting of the year on Monday!
Students will see principals and assistant principals walking through classrooms more this school year as they complete requirements for the implementation of new teacher evaluations.
Work at the intersection of State Road 81 and Crowell Road should be finished about a year after it begins in September, Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Ellis said Friday.
An idea tossed around since the 2050 Plan was unveiled – to submit it to a voter referendum – just doesn't seem possible, attorney Jenny Carter of W M Thomas Craig Attorneys wrote in an opinion presented to the plan's designers and local elected officials.
Work on eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 scheduled this weekend has been "cancelled," according to Georgia Department of Transportation press secretary David Spear.
The Conyers Police Department and Covington Police Department were recognized for their work in building community relations with runner-up status of the Dr. Curtis E. McClung/Motorola Award for Excellence by the Ga. Association of the Chiefs of Police, awarded July 28.
The city of Covington will have its 2011 Independence in the Park festival on Sunday.
The Newton competition cheerleading squad returned from the National Cheerleading Association cheerleading camp at the University of Georgia last week with some new hardware. In addition, the team earned a berth at the NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship at Dallas in January.
ATLANTA - A federal appeals panel handed Georgia a victory Tuesday by overturning a lower court ruling that would have significantly restricted the main source of water for roughly 3 million people in metro Atlanta starting next year.
The 911 center will get its four requested dispatchers by the end of fiscal year 2012.
Turner Lake Complex will be closed 39 Saturdays next year, and financial aid may no longer be available for youth sports as the Newton County Recreation Commission tries to make ends meet.
ATLANTA - Six young illegal immigrants were arrested after they sat down in an intersection next to the Georgia Capitol blocking traffic to protest state policies targeting illegal immigration.
EVANS - Relatives of a paralyzed war veteran said Monday the family plans to leave their suburban Augusta neighborhood after a home owners' association objected to their new home plans because the house wasn't large enough.
Newton County is cutting back everywhere, including spending $300,000 less in legal costs this year to date.
ATLANTA - A federal judge on Monday blocked parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved.
The design for Georgia's next car tag is up for a vote.
The start of the month marks the enactment date for a slew of new state laws in Georgia. Here's an update:Among the laws set to take effect July 1:
There's a 50-50 chance for rain after 2 p.m. today in Newton County, with the National Weather Service saying we could receive a quarter-to-half-inch of precipitation this afternoon.
BUFORD - The body of a 33-year-old swimmer missing in Lake Lanier has been found.
WOODSTOCK - Police are investigating how a man died in a plastic kiddie pool outside a Woodstock home.
ATLANTA - A longtime foster mother has won $300,000 from the Georgia Lottery.